Review: THIEF (Love Me With Lies #3) by Tarryn Fisher
Note to Self
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t boast or brag.
There’s no arrogance in love;
it’s never rude, crude, or indecent-it’s not self absorbed.
Love isn’t easily upset.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I’ll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.
Abby’s Review 5 ++++ stars easily one of my favorite reads this year!
Thief is out!!!! I stopped everything I was doing, put down what I was reading and became obsessed. This series has easily been one of my top series and I can’t even begin to explain how exciting it was to finally get to read Thief. I am in serious friggin book hangover right now. I stayed up way later than my pregnant body would normally let me, all the while anticipating each word that was written.
Caleb! Caleb! Caleb! My heart was breaking for him at the end of Dirty Red. Then in Thief it breaks, and swells, and breaks some more. Then just when you thought Tarryn Fisher threw in everything she could to royally break your heart for Caleb, she breaks it even more. However, amongst all of the heartache, you find something completely, heart wrenchingly beautiful.
Fisher takes us back and forth between the past and the present. Reliving some scenes from The Opportunist, we get a better understanding of what Caleb went through. Things that you thought about Caleb maybe were not how they appeared.
“I fell. Hard. For the rest of this life and probably the next. I wanted her-every last inch of her stubborn, combative, catty heart.”
I think one thing as a reader to this series is, you see all of the hurt, the betrayal and lies, that this couple has faced yet you want them to figure it out.
Then Caleb lays it all out there for Olivia.
This may be my very favorite quote of all time ever!!!!!
At this instant my heart swelled, and broke. These words were so beautiful.
This story is perfectly flawed and twisted. It may have more heartache than any other story but it also has so much beauty.
Olivia has to make a choice. It all comes down to what she will choose. What is best. And every choice has consequences.
Ohh Dirty Red. That bitch makes an appearance, but of course. And we hate her. If you thought for one second in Dirty Red that there were redeeming qualities about her, she just proves over and over again how much you hate her.
In The Opportunist, you saw how Caleb’s mother was. She was pretentious and treated Olivia terrible. There is a bit of advice that she gives Caleb, and it redeems her. It made me cry. Again I was loving every bit of the way we got to see people through Caleb’s eyes
Thief by definition is someone who stole something. When I finished the book I thought about the title. How could he steal something that was always his. Or maybe he stole Olivia’s heart from the moment under the tree.
This is one of the most beautiful and messed up conclusions. It is perfect though in every way. This is easily in my top books for 2013. This series as a whole is also easily one of my top series. Tarryn fisher is the epitome of everything that makes the world of Indy a beautiful, seductive, creative, world to live in.
I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people’s emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word “smolder”. If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don’t be mean to me; I’m half badass, half cry baby.